When it comes to boosting people’s confidence, we hear the same pieces of advice all the time:
- “Be strong.”
- “Believe in yourself!”
- “Just think positive.”
The problem with these phrases is that they assume people can simply build up courage on their own to achieve their goals. It makes us think that if we just put in the effort and try hard enough, we can become confident.
A lot of the times, we can’t.